Proven Power Source for World’s Largest Military Contractors
The Defender Series from Adaptive Energy offers silent, lightweight range extenders that run on propane and offer reliable low-watt power.
Enabling Migration to All-Electric Drivetrain
From mobile vehicles to stationary sensors, unmanned applications require long-running, lightweight power that is quiet, small and hard to detect. Defender Series SOFC enable a UAx platform migration to a quiet, all-electric drivetrain — without sacrificing mission duration.
6x Increase in Duration Over Batteries
Designed for applications that demand lightweight, rugged power, the fuel cell electrochemically converts propane into electrical power that is used to charge on-board batteries, significantly extending mission duration. You can replace 90% of batteries with SOFC for a sixfold increase in mission duration.
Designed for Harsh Environments
Defender Series SOFC are specifically engineered for performance in all environments. They tolerate fine dust and rain and will not fail in freezing conditions. That’s because they are made of heat-resistant ceramic tubes and are engineered to store, start and operate from –20C to 55C. Ensuring your unmanned systems will stay operational in any environment.
Key Use Cases for UAx Platforms
SOFC offer a sixfold improvement in mission duration over battery-powered systems
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Unmanned Ground Vehicles
SOFC Set the Standard for Lightweight, Power-Dense UAS Fuel Systems
Lockheed Martin’s Stalker VXE is the only UAS in its class to achieve Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL), thanks to the Defender Series power system. The SOFC is a result of nearly 10 years of research and development on lightweight, power-dense fuel systems.
“Thanks to Adaptive Energy’s reliable D450 propane fuel cell and onboard filtering system, the Stalker VXE now achieves VTOL capability with over 8 hours of silent electric flight.”
– Sam Miller, Chief Product Officer of Edge Autonomy
Benefits of SOFC for Unmanned Systems
The only UAS in its class with VTOL, Stalker VXE is field-proven for 50 landing cycles and up to 11 flight hours — thanks to its lightweight, power-dense Defender Series SOFC fuel system. Here’s why more customers are turning to Defender Series SOFC to power unmanned systems.
Quiet & Hard to Detect
With the noise signature of a desktop computer, SOFC ensures the UAx remains quiet so that it can fly closer to the target and use less expensive payloads for the same mission.
Field-Proven to Withstand Vibration
Simple To Deploy
Compact, Lightweight Design
Specifically designed to tolerate fine dust and rain.
SOFC offer a sixfold improvement in mission duration over battery-powered systems. And fuel is consumed proportionally to the load – if the load is light, the mission will last longer.